Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Morning

Image from Bing

Mike and I usually start our days with a couple of cups of coffee and toast or a muffin, but on Sunday mornings we like to fix a big breakfast and have a leisurely meal while reading the paper.

This morning I made the breakfast—pancakes with orange curd and blueberry sauce, bacon, and coffee.  We may not eat again until tomorrow.  (Would that were so!)

Blueberry sauce (it is that time of year here in New England):
In a small saucepan mix a cup of blueberries, 1/4 cup of orange curd, a pinch of salt, a teaspoon of corn starch, and a splash of orange juice.  Simmer gently until slightly thickened but not so much that the the berries break down.  Add a pat of butter and set aside.

The pancakes:
Combine in small bowl:
  • cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • some grated orange rind
In a larger bowl, whisk together:
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
Add dry ingredients, alternating with:
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of milk
Cook on a greased griddle.  This will make six pancakes.

To serve, spread additional orange curd on each pancake and top with the blueberry sauce.  A sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar or a dollop of whipped cream will make this quite impressive looking.

Really, you should separate the egg and just put the yolk in with the yogurt.  Then, you are supposed to beat the egg white and fold that in at the end.  I have made pancakes and waffles this way and they are very light and delicious, but at some point I always look around my small kitchen and think, “This is enough mess for this morning,” so I just put the whole egg in at once.  No body around here is fussy enough to complain.

We had tentatively planned to be in Rhode Island today, but the storms predicted put our plans on hold.  We will head out tomorrow if things look a little better.


  1. I don't like blueberries that much, but the pancakes sound yummy! I wonder if strawberries or raspberries would work...

  2. Your Sunday breakfast sounds great. We sometimes go out for Sunday breakfast, but occasionally I'll do scones or waffles at home... and I love pancakes with either pecans, chocolate chunks, blueberries or strawberries (or a combination)!

  3. This looks so good. I occasionally make pancakes on Sunday. I wish we had local blueberries to go with it. Olga, what is orange curd? I have never used it.

  4. Orange rind in pancakes, with blueberries. sounds yummy.
    We had overnight guests, so Tom made blueberry coffee cake this morning, a delicious change from our usual light fare.

  5. I remember teaching my daughter to make pancakes!
    Cheers from Cottage Country!

  6. Hi Olga,

    Wow, your pancakes look so yummy. I bet the blueberries make them extra yummy. My husband eats blueberries everyday...they are really good for you.

    Have a great week.


  7. Ok. I'm making pancakes tomorrow.

  8. They sound delicious! I wish we could get decent sized blueberries at a decent sized price here in southern California but they just aren't the same.

  9. I love how the only sugar is in the orange curd. Such a healthy breakfast. I'll be back to read more of your recipes!


I appreciate readers' comments so much. You don't even always have to agree with me.